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Bradley Busch

Bradley Busch is a chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive. He graduated from Loughborough University with distinction and went on to work with Premiership and international footballers from England, Scotland, Wales and Japan. Outside of football, he has worked with elite athletes, helping GB athletes win medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games. As well as writing regularly for The Guardian, he is a leading expert on how psychological research can best help students, teachers, athletes and businesses think and perform better.

Click here to view a feature of ‘Release Your Inner Drive’ in The Daily Mail.

Click here to listen to Bradley Busch on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans show.

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Are spacing and interleaving the same thing?

September 28 2020

A growing body of research has highlighted spacing and interleaving as two of the best learning strategies a student can use for memory retention. Due to their vital role in exam success, a rising number of students and teachers are keen to implement these strategies into their revision or classroom.

However, as students try to come to grips with their understanding of these strategies, scientific research into interleaving and spacing continues to expand. This can result in some confusion, with many in education wondering if spacing and interleaving are just the same thing.

The short answer is no. For a more detailed answer, we went through the research to help you understand the differences between spacing and interleaving, how each of them works and when to implement them.

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7 cognitive biases holding your students back

September 24 2020

Most people have probably heard about cognitive, or ‘thinking’ biases. For example, people with and Optimism Bias, tend to be overly optimistic and overestimate the likelihood of good things happening, whereas those with an Egocentric Bias recall the past in a way that reflects better on them than what actually happened. They don’t sound too harmful, right?

However, these thinking biases could be having more of an effect on us than we might realise, especially because many of us may be suffering from the bias blind spot. This is, ironically, when we believe that other people are more likely to have biases than ourselves.

We found 7 cognitive biases that affect many students’ classroom learning, independent study, and feelings. Keep reading to find out more about them and some top tips for teachers and parents to help students overcome them.

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